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Do a 1 hour project that is guaranteed to save you money!

Updated on December 27, 2009

Cloths dryers use a lot of electricity.  Some use natural gas or propane, but it still costs money to run them.  What is the alternative?  A Cloths line.  The wind and the sun dry your cloths in generally the same amount of time and you don't have to worry about your cloths shrinking.  The other benefit is that it almost eliminates ironing because your cloths are drying naturally instead of being all bunched up and being tumbled around in a machine. 

Many cloths lines now attach right to the side of your house and can me pulled to a pole in the yard or a tree.  These systems take between 20 minutes to an hour to install and cost about $50.

Don't get me wrong, you will not be saving hundreds of dollars.  But the savings should be enough to buy yourself a quick lunch at McDonald's a couple days a week.  So give it a try and see how much you can save.


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    • RadiantBarrierDal profile image

      RadiantBarrierDal 7 years ago from

      Thanks for the reminder!

    • relica profile image

      relica 8 years ago from California

      Just this past summer we started using a clothesline for towels and sheets and noticed a dip in our electric bills, but now that the rainy season is upon us we've reverted to the dryer. We'll be back outside when the sunshine returns though. Great hub.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      In our parts of the country powercuts are so frequent that a clothesline is the only way to get the clothes dry. So we are green and we save on our bills too!

      Thanks for following me.